Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY, May 3rd–4th, 2019
The most exciting sporting event happening each May—since 1875!
4 Luxury Shuttle Transfer Passes Per Day to and from Churchill Downs
The Kentucky Derby is the longest running sporting event in the United States, dating back to 1875. There are few American sporting events with the history and popularity of the Kentucky Derby. It’s rich traditions – sipping a mint julep, donning a beautiful hat, and joining fellow race fans in singing “My Old Kentucky Home” – transcend the Kentucky Derby from just a sporting event, making it a celebration of southern culture and a true icon of Americana. The race is often referred to as “The Run for the Roses®” and has continuously produced “the most exciting two minutes in sports”; uninterrupted, even when coinciding with profound historical events like The Great Depression and World Wars I & II.
Churchill Downs, located on Central Avenue in south Louisville, KY, is a Thoroughbred racetrack which officially opened in 1875, and held the first Kentucky Derby and the first Kentucky Oaks in the same year. With the infield open for the Kentucky Derby, the capacity of Churchill Downs is roughly 170,000.
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